Sooke RCMP are conducting a search for a missing 44-year-old Sooke resident. He was last seen on Saturday, January 15 leaving to take a dog for a walk. He was reported missing on Sunday, January 16 when he failed to return.
Police located his vehicle at China Beach Provincial Park, just west of Jordan River late Sunday evening. An exhaustive ground search that included the shoreline was commenced by ground search and rescue personal that continued all day Monday. At one point there were approximately 25 volunteers involved with police in the search.
Police utilized two search dogs, two Coast Guard helicopters and one Coast Guard vessel but failed to find the missing male. Items belonging to the missing man were found on the beach. Police divers are being brought in to search the waters in the area. Police will be utilizing a side scan sonar towed by a vessel in their search efforts.
Police are not releasing the males name at the request of his family. Foul play is not suspected.